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The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

David Sedley

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Plato’s Theaetetus is thought to have been written after his main middle-period dialogues, in which he expounded his celebrated metaphysical doctrine of Forms. Yet, it is an open-ended Socratic ... More


 Pastoral Care from Cradle to Grave

Amy Nelson Burnett

in Teaching the Reformation: Ministers and Their Message in Basel, 1529-1629

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
September 2006
ISBN:
9780195305760
eISBN:
9780199784912
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195305760.003.0011
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

The pastor’s pedagogical role dominated in all aspects of Reformed pastoral care: administering the sacraments of baptism and the Lord’s Supper, visiting the sick, and preaching at funerals. Basel ... More


The Quakers in English Society, 1655-1725

Adrian Davies

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198208204
eISBN:
9780191677953
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198208204.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, History of Religion

The early Quakers denounced the clergy and social élite but how did that affect Friends' relationships with others? Drawing upon the insights of sociologists and ... More


The Voice Coach

Cynthia Grant Tucker

in No Silent Witness: The Eliot Parsonage Women and Their Unitarian World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195390209
eISBN:
9780199866670
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195390209.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

For Etta's daughter Dorothea Dix Eliot (1871‐1957), who marries her father's associate pastor, Earl Morse Wilbur (1866‐1956), in 1898, a major challenge is teaching her husband to stay in tune with ... More


Her Honest Labor

Eleanor Hubbard

in City Women: Money, Sex, and the Social Order in Early Modern London

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199609345
eISBN:
9780191739088
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199609345.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

This chapter deals with the work that early modern London wives and widows performed for money. It argues that restrictions on women's work resulted from economic concerns, not sexual anxieties about ... More


Mrs Stone & Dr Smellie: Eighteenth-Century Midwives and their Patients

Robert Woods and Chris Galley

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9781781381410
eISBN:
9781781382158
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781781381410.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

How did midwives deliver women in the past? What was their understanding of anatomy and physiology? How did they cope with unnatural presentations, haemorrhage, miscarriage and stillbirths, ... More


Lovie: The Story of a Southern Midwife and an Unlikely Friendship

Lisa Yarger

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781469630052
eISBN:
9781469630076
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469630052.001.0001
Subject:
History, Family History

From 1950 until 2001, nurse-midwife Lovie Beard Shelton worked in eastern North Carolina homes, delivering some 4,000 babies to black, white, Mennonite, and hippie women, to those too poor to afford ... More


Midwifery and Fetal Death

Robert Woods

in Death before Birth: Fetal Health and Mortality in Historical Perspective

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199542758
eISBN:
9780191715358
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199542758.003.0005
Subject:
History, Social History

This chapter is concerned with a new history of midwifery, how obstetric practice affected the health and survival of the unborn, and their mothers. It traces the development of scientific knowledge ... More


The Inquisition and the Midwife

Renée Levine Melammed

in Heretics or Daughters of Israel?: The Crypto-Jewish Women of Castile

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195151671
eISBN:
9780199849215
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195151671.003.0008
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

The chapter examines the trial proceedings of a midwife Beatriz Rodriguez whom the Archbishopric of Toledo were anxious to convict. The Inquisition collected information concerning this conversa for ... More


Feminine missionary medical professionalism and secular medical feminists, 1880–1927

Tim Allender

in Learning Femininity In Colonial India, 1820-1932

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9780719085796
eISBN:
9781526104298
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719085796.003.0006
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines how missionary education feminised medical learning outcomes in India. Male medical colleges in each major Indian province were citadels that were cleverly infiltrated by female ... More


Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Irvine Loudon

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.001.0001
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This book studies maternal care and maternal mortality. Over the last two hundred years different countries developed quite different systems of maternal care. This book is an analysis, firmly ... More


Infancy and Childhood

John Demos

in A Little Commonwealth: Family Life in Plymouth Colony

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780195128901
eISBN:
9780199853960
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195128901.003.0010
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This chapter examines the tradition concerning infancy, childhood, and childbirth in Plymouth Colony. Delivery usually took place at home, and tradition has it that the inner room in the familiar ... More


Another Midwife's Tale: Alcohol, Patriarchy, and Childbirth in Early Modern London

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter tells a story of sexual dalliance, jealousy, and female sociability that came before the London archdeaconry court in 1635. It is a tale of strong drink and strong women. The central ... More


Midwifery Training and the Politics of Female Circumcision

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0007
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

Training Sudanese midwives and supervising all midwifery practice constituted a distinctive enterprise for the Sudan medical service. The Midwifery Training School, opened in Omdurman in 1921, ... More


Conclusion

David. Cressy

in Travesties and Transgressions in Tudor and Stuart England: Tales of Discord and Dissension

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780198207818
eISBN:
9780191677809
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207818.003.0017
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

This chapter attempts to draw together central themes and to highlight salient issues and connections from various parts of the book. One conclusion, confirmed in every chapter, is that English ... More


Opening Moves

David Sedley

in The Midwife of Platonism: Text and Subtext in Plato's Theaetetus

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
January 2005
ISBN:
9780199267033
eISBN:
9780191601828
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199267030.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Ancient Philosophy

Following a survey of established interpretations of the Theaetetus, I sketch my own, incorporating elements of many of them, especially of Myles Burnyeat’s. I argue that for once Socrates is not ... More


Maternal Mortality in Pre-Registration England

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines maternal mortality in pre-registration England, or the period covering 1800 to 1950. Data gathered from the London Bills of Mortality and parish registers suggests that there ... More


Maternal Care in Britain, 1900–1935

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the features and condition of maternal care in Great Britain during the period from 1900 to 1935. This period witnessed the increasing involvement of medical, government, and ... More


The American Midwife

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0019
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter discusses the history of American midwives during the early 20th century. American midwives were so diverse socially and professionally that they are difficult to define and impossible ... More


European Midwives

Irvine Loudon

in Death in Childbirth: An International Study of Maternal Care and Maternal Mortality 1800-1950

Published in print:
1992
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198229971
eISBN:
9780191678950
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198229971.003.0025
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter describes midwives in Europe. It argues that certain European countries were safer than the US and Great Britain in terms of childbirth not only because of the quality of obstetric ... More


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